Michael V. Cristalli: Lawyer with Gordon Silver

Michael V. Cristalli

Las Vegas,  NV  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Government Investigations & Business Crimes
University University of Rochester, B.S., 1992
Law SchoolSyracuse University of Law, J.D., 1995
Admitted1997, Nevada

Mr. Cristalli is a shareholder in the firm's Government Investigations & Business Crimes Department. His practice focuses primarily on areas of complex criminal litigation, as well as corporate and civil litigation.

Mr. Cristalli has successfully litigated some of the most high profile cases in the state of Nevada, representing clients nationwide and internationally. He is regarded as one of the premier trial attorneys in Nevada. His representative clients include Sandy Murphy who he successfully defended on the charge of murder in the death of her boyfriend and casino heir Ted Binion.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Cristalli was a partner of Law Office of Michael V. Cristalli. While attending law school, he served a clerkship with the New York Supreme Court as a second year law student, and the New York Court of Appeals as a third year law student. After moving to Las Vegas in 1995, he was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Judge Bonaventure (1995-96) and a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Judge Douglas (1996-96).


Mr. Cristalli created and starred in a documentary called "The Defenders," which highlighted his practice. The documentary was developed into a CBS network drama entitled "The Defenders" starring Jim Belushi and Jerry O'Connell. Mr. Cristalli served as an executive consultant on the show and consulted extensively on scripts in collaboration with the writers.

Mr. Cristalli has made multiple guest appearances on national and local television shows. He is a legal analyst for MSNBC, and has been interviewed on Larry King Live, Greta Van Susteren and Good Morning America, as well as Fox and Friends in the Morning. His cases have been featured on Dateline NBC, CBS 48 Hours, Lifetime and Snapped.

Mr. Cristalli is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law. He previously hosted the "Real Defenders" radio show on CBS radio, and currently hosts the "Legal Hour" at K Dawn radio.


American Bar Association Trial Lawyer Section, Member

Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Member

First Amendment Lawyers' Association, Member

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member

Augustus Society, Member

La Voce, The Voice of Las Vegas' Italian-American Community, Board of Directors

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Office Information

Michael V. Cristalli

3960 Howard Hughes Parkway, 9th Floor
Las VegasNV 89169-5978


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